Today's News

  • Church News

    New Life Ministry Church, Jacksboro is currently accepting donations of Christmas toys, clothing, school supplies, coats and other items for The Appalachia Christmas Project to be distributed Dec. 10 in Manchester, KY.  Items may be dropped off at New Life Ministry Church, 181 Indian Mound Circle, Jacksboro, Golden Treasures, 405 East Central Avenue, LaFollette and WQLA AM 960, 251 East Central Avenue, LaFollette or call the church office at 562-0011 and they will pick up donated items.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 9- Dec. 18



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving baked chicken, potatoes w/gravy, green beans, rolls

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving fried fish, French fries, slaw w/hush puppies

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Dec. 14 - Dec. 18



    Chicken Sandwich

    Lettuce, Tomato

    French Fries

    Baked Potato

    Tropical Fruit Salad




    Nachos w/cheese

    Pinto Beans

    Sauerkraut n wieners

    Mixed Greens


    Strawberries and Bananas

  • Holiday Activities

  • Grand jury indicts ex- police officer

    On Monday afternoon, former LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker witnessed the jail book in procedure from a new vantage point.

    He was the one under arrest.

    On Friday, a Campbell County Grand Jury returned a four count sealed indictment against the one time officer.

    Within the indictment, Rucker is charged with two counts of official misconduct, bribing a witness and filing a false report.

    The indictment came after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations Rucker had broken the law.

  • Coat drive offers warmth in time for snow

    The Jellico Coat Drive came just in time for the cold weather.

    Leaving town hall on Friday wearing layers of warm jackets and carrying a bag full of coats for family members, many Jellico citizens were prepared for the dip in temperature.

    If someone came to get a jacket for their brother, they left with two for everyone in their family. Some coats were in such good condition, people questioned if they were really free.

  • Pack hit with drug charges

    With the ink on his second-degree murder acquittal barely dry, Russell Pack was arrested Monday night.

    In November, Pack walked away a free man after a jury said he had played no part in the 2008 death of Jayne Love.

    But with a sealed indictment for multiple narcotics crimes, Detective John Long of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Pack at a Jacksboro home on Monday night.

  • Grand Jury Indictments - Dec. 9

     The following indictments were returned Dec. 6.

    •Jonathan R. Tackett- FTA.

    •Karen Bundren and Michael Martin- theft over $1,000, two counts official misconduct, two counts forgery, two counts tampering w/government records, two counts falsifying of educational and academic records.

    •Donny Burris- aggravated assault, three counts reckless endangerment.

    •Freddie Violet- theft over $1,000.

    •Freddie Violet- theft over $500.

    •Jacent Jones- theft over $500.

  • Public Records Dec. 9

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Nov. 29 – Dec. 3


    Daniel E. Kempf and Shari E. Kempf to Daniel Kempf Tr and Daniel Kempf Revocable Trust, Dist. 2, $0.

    Gerald L. Cooney, Miles L. Owens and Janice L. Owens to Julia L. Brookbank and Eric L. Brookbank, Dist.  3, $150,000.

  • Blue Devils get key district win

    District 4-A rivals Jellico and Coalfield split a pair of varsity high school basketball games Friday night at Jellico.
    The boy’s game was competitive until the Blue Devils (2-0 district, 4-6 overall) began to pull away with a 16-2 run in the second quarter. Jellico led 41-18 at halftime and won the game by a final score of 75-38.
    Brent Ayers, Cody Malicoat and Lee England paced the Blue Devils with 13 points each.